Feather Linux

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Feather Linux
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Feather Linux
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateDormant
Source modelOpen source
Latest release0.7.5 / 2005-07-04

Feather Linux, created by Robert Sullivan, was a Knoppix-based operating system which fits in under 128 MB[1] (while older versions were made to fit within 64 MB). It boots from either a CD or a USB flash drive, into a Fluxbox desktop environment.[2] It has a wide range of desktop and rescue software, and can load entirely into RAM (if enough RAM is available) or be installed to a hard drive.[3] Feather Linux contains GTK+ applications, such as AbiWord and Pidgin. Feather Linux has tried to include software that people would frequently be using on their desktop.[4]

It is only available on the x86 architecture. It can run on a 486 or higher, and requires 16MB RAM to run on the console, and 24MB RAM to run the X server.[5]

According to DistroWatch, Feather Linux is discontinued and its final release was on 2005-07-04. The Feather Linux home page is no longer available.

Feather Linux and Damn Small Linux share some common goals.

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  1. ^ "Secure web browsing through Live Linux distros". iTWire. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
  2. ^ Negus, Chris (2005). Linux Bible 2005 Edition: Boot Up to Ubuntu, Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, OpenSUSE, and 11 Other Distributions. John Wiley and Sons. p. 456. ISBN 0-7645-7949-5.
  3. ^ "Feather Linux - About". Feather Linux. 15 May 2008. Archived from the original on 27 January 2009. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "Feather Linux: Docs". Archived from the original on 2013-03-07. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  5. ^ "Linux.com :Feather Linux: Light is right". www.linux.com. Retrieved 2009-02-22.

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